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Velcro One - Amateur Loops (CDR-EP)

(Datawaslost Recordings -
[Genres: lo-fi, indie pop, acoustic folk]

velcroamateur.jpg (8465 bytes)This is an interesting six-song EP from Tim Heyl, also known as Velcro One, that is actually really good. It is definitely very independent, displaying lots of lo-fi, diy tendencies. For people like me, this homemade touch is really nice, creating a closeness between the listener and the musician, and that is never a bad thing. Another thing to mention is that this ep also includes a healthy dose of experimentation, with a bit of electronics thrown in for good measure. Of course, the focus is on the catchy guitar and vocals that hold this all together, showcasing some very well-developed, and occassionally just plain twisted melodies. It probably isn't a coincidence that a number of parallels can be drawn between Tim Heyl and a certain other lo-fi musician, Bill Callahan (more commonly known as Smog). This collection of songs certainly displays Heyl's mastery of independent pop music, as every song is a definite winner. I can't wait to listen to some of his future efforts. Bon appetit!


toptracks2.jpg (4628 bytes) Top Tracks: "hymn #47," "long for fever"

October 9, 2001     (6)

Sorry for the delay in posting.  It was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, Columbus Day for those in the States, and I'm not sure about the other countries, but I'm sure it was something!